There are many ways to improve your English listening. Different foreign
teachers in Beijing will teach you different ways. It's important to stick to
First of all, we should choose the appropriate listening materials
according to our own English level.
Don't download BBC or VOA from your mobile phone in the beginning. You will
find that you are really no different from listening to the book of God. For
this kind of friends, you should choose simple and understandable listening
materials, such as some children's animation films. Then slowly transition to
some challenging listening materials, such as audio books for teenagers.
Second, make sure to use subtitles or the original when listening.
For example, if you want to practice listening through desperate
housewives, you should watch bilingual subtitles for the first time, keep the
general plot in mind, try to listen to English as much as you can, and
understand as much as you can. The second time, take out the notebook, and write
down the words and sentence patterns that you think are highlights, as well as
the oral expressions that they frequently use in the dialogue.
The third time, blind listening, and mouth chant words to do follow-up
When you hear a sentence that you can't respond to, pause to see if you
missed the expression or if you can't remember it firmly. Then repeat the
process again and again. This can be repeated before going to bed, after getting
up, at the time of brushing your teeth, or at the time of going to school and
going to work until you can hear the whole episode without any obstacles.